Farmers in coastal Bangladesh often struggle to make ends meet, because cropping is hampered by poor water control in the polders both at the community level and at sluice level. To improve water control, community-based Water Management Groups (WMGs) are essential.More
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:16pm
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6:16am
During the official ceremony on October 4, Paul Van Mele and Jonas Wanvoeke received the award on behalf of Access Agriculture from Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda.
After presenting its innovative approach, products and services to a jury comprising 20 major actors main development players in Belgium, Access Agriculture was selected as the winner of ‘iStandOut’ category at the biannual Prize Digital for Development (D4D). Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use...More
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm
Access Agriculture will soon be holding an on-line survey for the users of its platform.
Make sure you register to the Access Agriculture platform now, so that you can take part in the survey.
We want to hear from you!
The first 1000 people who complete the survey will be entered into a draw.
The winner will receive a free smart projector.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:26pm
Bienvenidos a Access Agriculture
The newly launched Spanish version of the Access Agriculture video platform welcomes visitors in this way. In line with our tradition to support South-South learning between farmers, the whole platform is now easily accessible to users in Central and South America in Spanish.
Much of the work has been carried out by communication professionals at IICA – the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture, who as part of the strategic partnership with Access Agriculture, are committed to make farmer-to-farmer videos available for...More
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:14am
During an intensive video translation workshop in Bangladesh in May 2018, jointly organised by Access Agriculture and IRRI Bangladesh, 14 participants joined forces for five days to record Bangla voice overs and edit the audio of 50 existing videos hosted on the Access Agriculture video platform. The videos, featuring farmers from different countries, had all been selected by national agricultural experts as being relevant to their country.
The video scripts had been translated in the four weeks leading up to the workshop by professional translators and finally verified by...More
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 9:41pm
After a planning workshop in Nairobi with The Rockefeller Foundation partners, ground-breaking bridges were built between key communication organisations to tackle the problem of post-harvest losses in Africa.
Farm Radio International, a Canadian-based NGO has a long-standing tradition of strengthening capacities of rural radio stations, working with 700 radio partners across Africa. Since Africa is known for its oral tradition of exchanging information, developments in ICT and media landscapes are increasingly broadening farmers’ opportunities to access information in...More
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:42pm
How to improve farmers’ access to relevant knowledge and enable experienced farmers to share their knowledge with others in their own country, and beyond, at little cost? A new study sheds light on these and other key questions related to scaling up agroecology.
In Benin and Mali, over 80 percent of rural people earn a living from agriculture. Many are not food secure because they lack knowledge of good agricultural practices, natural resource management, and ways to cope with climate change and natural disasters.
Through action research, PhD student Gérard C....More
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:42am
For International Women’s Day, Access Agriculture shares two stories from Malawi to show how watching “Farmer to Farmer” training videos has helped improve women’s lives.
The first relates to growing chilli through co-operating with other women in the local area.
The second shows how a video about following better milk hygiene has resulted in clean milk being accepted by...More
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:13pm
Access Agriculture is pleased to announce the official opening of their new office in Cotonou, Benin on Wednesday, 7 March 2018. Located on the campus of the research organisation IITA, the new facility gives the opportunity to interact with visitors to the site and showcase how “farmer to farmer” videos can help transform livelihoods for smallholder farmers.
Dr. Paul Van Mele, Chairman of Access Agriculture; Dr. Nelson Ojijo, Executive Secretary; and Dr. Dominique Hounkonnou, board member were all present at the ceremony. They were joined by our partners in Benin...More
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:49am
Access Agriculture has relaunched its website with a fresh new look: www.accessagriculture.org
The dynamic method of page design means that you will always see the maximum amount of information on your connected device.
Two trends have been revealed over the past year, that more people are using the website from mobile devices and the vast majority of new registrations are from farmers.
Programmes on the Access Agriculture website have been produced by local...More